Constitutional amendment; special funds for transportation purposes. (HB734)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (ballot bill); special funds for transportation purposes. Provides for a referendum at the November 6, 2018, general election to approve or reject an amendment to the Constitution that would require the General Assembly to maintain permanent and separate Transportation Funds. The amendment directs that revenues dedicated to Transportation Funds on January 1, 2018, by general law, other than a general appropriation law, shall be deposited to the Transportation Funds, unless the General Assembly by general law, other than a general appropriation law, alters the revenues dedicated to the Funds. The amendment limits the use of Funds moneys to transportation and related purposes. The amendment specifies that the General Assembly may borrow from the Funds for other purposes only by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house and that the loan must be repaid with reasonable interest within four years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101005D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2018Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Passed by for the day
02/07/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House (73-Y 25-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB734)
02/20/2018Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (7-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)